JONESBORO, Ga. -- Prosecutors began their second day of evidence against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill on Friday with a former chief deputy who testified he was fired for refusing to secretly tape record Hill's successor.
Hill faces 28 counts of racketeering and theft.
John Gibson was Hill's Chief Deputy from the summer of 2008 to December of that year, when he said Hill fired him.
Gibson said he was let go because he refused Hill's order to secretly tape record newly elected Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, who defeated Hill in the 2008 summer primary election.
Prosecutors also asked Gibson if he was aware of Hill's frequent out of town trips in a county vehicle after he lost the primary.
Gibson said he'd heard "rumors" about the trips, but was not aware of where Hill was.
Prosecutors have labeled Hill a "thief" for allegedly taking several out of town pleasure trips in sheriff vehicles and using a county credit card to pay for them.